A wreck in the edge of Alcorn County resulted in the death of a Tennessee man.

Twenty-two-year-old John Wilson of Ramer, Tenn., was pronounced dead on the scene of a one-vehicle wreck on Stateline Road in Alcorn County on Friday just before midnight.

Sheriff Ben Caldwell said seven occupants were in the vehicle including Wilson, who was the driver. The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee was eastbound when the vehicle left the roadway coming in contact with a culvert. The vehicle flipped several times.

Caldwell said while other passengers were injured, none were serious.

Deputies responded to the scene along with troopers from the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

Three people also died in a north Mississippi wreck on Thursday.

Mississippi High Patrol troopers said a driver was going the wrong way on a four-lane highway near Oxford.

Jacquette Davis, 52, of West Point, was driving west in the eastbound lanes of Mississippi 6/U.S. 278 east of Oxford near the Pontotoc County line.

Davis crashed into a car driven by 23-year-old Halie Tanner of Thaxton. Both the drivers died before they could be taken to a hospital, as did a passenger in Davis’ car, 48-year-old Komoto Davis of West Point.

Over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, MHP issued 9,845 citations, made 158 arrests for impaired driving, and investigated 195 crashes resulting in 53 injuries with three fatal crashes and five deaths throughout the state.

Staff Writer

Zack Steen was first hired in 1999 as a junior in high school to work in the Daily Corinthian design department. After several years away, he returned in 2014 as staff writer. He's married to the love of his life Brandy and they have 5 wonderful fur-kids.

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